More info about Chris Jordan’s work
    Image Usage and Licensing
  • May I use your images for educational use? (teachers, students, educational newsletters)

    Thank you for your interest in using Chris Jordan's images for education. Chris's work is licensed under a Creative Commons license for this purpose. That means you are given permission to use the images at no charge, as long as:

    1. your usage is non-commercial;
    2. you credit the images to Chris Jordan; and
    3. you don't make any changes or alterations to the images.
    You may copy and paste the images directly from this website and use them in classroom presentations, student projects and reports, educational videos, school projects, etc.

    If you need higher resolution images than the ones on the website, or if you have other questions, please contact Chris's studio at studio@chrisjordan.com.

    Please note that Chris does not license high-resolution versions of his images to be printed, even for educational purposes.

  • May I use your images on the web? (blogs, not-for-profit websites)

    Thank you for your interest in using Chris Jordan's images for your blog or website. Chris's work is licensed under a Creative Commons license for this purpose. That means you can use the images at no charge, as long as:

    1. your usage is non-commercial;
    2. you credit the images to Chris Jordan; and
    3. you don't make any changes or alterations to the images.
    You can copy and paste the images directly from this website and use them in blog postings, articles, and on nonprofit activism websites. You may not use the images on a for-profit company's website for any reason. If you have any questions, please contact Chris's studio at studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • May we use your images in our magazine? (printed or online)

    Thank you for your interest in publishing Chris Jordan's images in a printed or on-line magazine. Chris's work is available in high resolution for this purpose, and Chris is available for phone or in-person interviews. Please contact Chris Jordan's studio to discuss details: studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • May we use your images in our books? (textbook illustrations, covers, etc.)

    Chris Jordan's images are available for use in books on subjects of education, art, and activism. Please contact the studio directly to discuss details: studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • May we use your images in our film or video?

    Chris Jordan's images are available for use in activism-related documentary films and video projects. The images are not available for any commercial or advertising video use. Please contact the studio directly to discuss details: studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • May we use your images commercially? (for-profit company websites, advertising, etc.)

    Chris Jordan's images are not available for stock, commercial, or advertising usage, except under specific circumstances for special projects or collaborations. To inquire about such a project, please contact the studio directly: studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • What if the above questions don't cover how I'd like to use your images?

    Please contact Chris Jordan's studio at studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • Exhibitions, Print Purchases, & Speaking Engagements
  • How can I arrange to have Chris come speak to an audience?

    Chris is a sought-after speaker on subjects of mass culture, environmentalism and social justice issues, and creative process. He is available for public and private speaking engagements, workshops, campus visits, conferences, and educational presentations in various formats. Due to the high demand for his talks, he is unable to accept all invitations.

    To inquire about specifics, please contact Chris's studio: studio@chrisjordan.com.

    A list of Chris's current and past speaking engagements can be found here.

  • How can I host an exhibition of Chris's work?

    Chris Jordan's work is available for exhibition. Please contact his studio to inquire about details: studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • Are prints ever made available for donations?

    Chris's prints are available on a limited basis to be donated for nonprofit charity auctions and fundraisers. Please contact his studio to inquire about details: studio@chrisjordan.com.

  • Are prints available for purchase?

    For information on print sales, please contact the studio: studio@chrisjordan.com

  • Other Questions and Issues
  • What are the sources for the statistics Chris Jordan uses in his work?

    Chris researches his statistics the same way a journalist would, referring to articles, websites, government databases, and other sources.

  • Will Chris respond personally if I write to him?

    Chris Jordan's studio receives thousands of emails per year, and unfortunately we are unable to respond to them all. However, Chris reads all of the messages he receives, and always welcomes your thoughts and comments. If you write with something that requires a response, and you don't hear back, please feel free to try again. Sometimes we get overwhelmed and important messages get passed over inadvertently.

  • Is a film being made about Chris's work?

    Yes, Chris is directing a film titled MIDWAY, that will lead viewers on a rich visual journey through the many layers of Midway Island’s stunning paradox. There, in the poetic beauty of the mythical Albatross, is a shocking human-caused environmental tragedy that we are challenged to witness head on. Filmed in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, MIDWAY will walk the viewer into beauty, grief, horror, and joy, intertwined and dancing, as a potent metaphor for our times. The film is currently in production, and the planned release date is fall of 2012.

  • Other inquiries

    Thank you for your interest in Chris Jordan's work. You can contact his studio at studio@chrisjordan.com.